Patient Support

Dr. Cheryl BresnahanWhat’s the difference between “good” and “great” dental care? Patient support and education!

That’s why I blog about dental health and related issues here in our patient support area. I try to cover as many topics as possible, but if you’d like to ask me a question about dental health, please visit the Ask Dr. Cheryl section of our Web site. Enjoy!
Dr. Cheryl Bresnahan

Recent Posts

Q: What Is GERD?

Acid reflux, commonly called GERD or gastro-esophageal reflux disorder, is a concern to dentistry because it destroys or dissolves the tooth structure away.

Q: What Is Silver Diamine Fluoride?

Silver diamine fluoride is a highly concentrated fluoridated liquid that is applied to cavities with the intention to stop the cavity from progressing.

Q: Water is Water, Right? Wrong!

Everybody knows that drinking water has better health benefits than drinking soda. What you may not know is that not all bottled water is created equal.

Q: How Can I Prevent Cavities?

Many cavities can be prevented by only doing a few simple things.

Q: What Is Oil Pulling?

Some believe that swishing and holding oil in your mouth for 20 minutes will pull toxins and bacteria out of your gum tissues.

Q: How Does Acid Wear on My Teeth?

Limiting how much and how often you consume acidic foods and beverages will help to significantly prevent tooth wear.

Q: What’s the Correct Way to Brush?

Watch these helpful videos to see how to correctly brush your teeth.

Q: Why Use a Power Toothbrush?

Studies have proven that it takes two minutes using a power toothbrush to brush your teeth as effective as using a regular toothbrush for eight minutes.

Q: Should I Use a Tongue Scraper?

Studies proved that brushing your tongue only scratches the surface. In general, 50% of people will collect plaque on their tongue and the other 50% don’t. If you are in the 50% that collect plaque on your tongue, you really need to use a tongue scraper.

Q: How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Whitenening strips and toothpastes are all the rage, but your best bet to whiten your teeth is to have the procedure done professionally.